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Kenyan army says they have killed 21 Al Shabaab fighters

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Google searched: French tax authorities raid US tech giant (part 1)

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Google searched: French tax authorities raid US tech giant (part 2)

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Liberia prepares to take full control of its security

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Film show: Cannes re-cap, 'Elle', 'Mr Gaga' and 'Julieta'

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Iraq: The battle to retake Fallujah

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Social unrest in France: A crucial test for the ruling Socialists

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Philippines: Embedded with Islamic guerrillas

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Latest update : 2015-09-02

Harnessing female economic power

This week, we’re at the Global Summit of Women in Paris, where more than 1,000 people, including politicians and businesspeople, have converged to discuss ways of harnessing female economic power. We take a look at how women are in danger of being left behind in the Digital Revolution. Also, we talk to a Nigerian leading banker on ensuring gender balance in developing African economies. Finally, we see how Italy's economic crisis has resulted in a growing number of women entering the workforce.

By Annette YOUNG , Georges YAZBECK , Lucy PROVAN , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Yara JAMALI ELO , Claire WILLIAMS

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2016-05-20 politics

The long road to parity

In this special edition, we’re in Amman, Jordan covering the Women in Parliament Global Summit, organised in conjunction with the OECD. Some 400 women politicians and...

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2016-05-13 France

Calls to end the 'code of silence': French MP faces sex harassment probe

In this edition, the corridors of power here in France are rocked once again by accusations of sexual harassment directed towards a leading politician. We also talk to American...

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2016-05-06 Afghanistan

Family planning in Afghanistan: Getting Islamic scholars on side

In this edition, how one leading family planning group in Afghanistan managed to gain the support of Islamic scholars. Also we talk to New York Times journalist, Alissa Johannsen...

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2016-04-28 jihad

Award-winning filmmaker seeks to find out what makes a jihadist

In this edition, we focus on two women who are confronting radical Islam in two very different ways. We meet Deeyah Khan, an award-winning filmmaker based in London; who in her...

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2016-04-21 business

The fight club: Why Mexican women are learning self-defence

In this edition, we report on how self-defence classes are becoming necessary in Mexico as the rate of femicide continues to rise. Also it may have a declining birthrate but...

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